Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Latest Headlines

Current Events

Special Sections

What's New?

Send us your news items.

NOTE: All submissions are subject to our Submission Guidelines.

Announcement Forms

Use these forms to send us announcements.

Birth Announcement
Engagement Announcement
Wedding Announcement


Tamryn Gravelle Tamryn Gravelle

POLSON — Tamryn Gravelle was born on July 2, 2004, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, and raised for the first five years of her life in the A’qam community. Tamryn then moved to Polson where she settled. Living in Polson, she spent her time building friendships with the people she cared about while learning and practicing her cultural ways. Never forgetting her family roots in Tobacco Plains, she spent numerous summers and holidays there visiting family and friends. Tamryn passed away on Nov. 27, 2018. She is survived by her grandparents: Patrick and Roberta Gravelle, Vernon (mushum) and Deborah Patrick; her parents, Zane Gravelle (Anna), and Katrina Joseph (Tyler); he...

Aliyah McCrea Aliyah McCrea

RONAN — Aliyah Faye McCrea, 14, passed away in Ronan, on Nov. 25, 2018. Aliyah was born on Aug. 27, 2004 to Chris McCrea and Tiffany Lee, and raised and educated in the Ronan area. Aliyah loved music, basketball, going to school events and spending time with her friends. She also enjoyed fishing, th...

Ida Lytton

POLSON – Ida Rose Lytton, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at The Pines in St. Ignatius. Memorial services for Ida will be held at a later date in the spring. A full obituary will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Shrider–Thompson Funeral Home.

Charlotte Peake

ARLEE — Charlotte LaVine Peake, 89, died on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. A wake and viewing was held on Nov. 23 at Foster Funeral Home in St. Ignatius. Services and internment were held on Saturday, Nov. 24, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Arlee.

Bud Fitzpatrick

CHARLO — Bud Jesse Fitzpatrick, 71, passed away on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 26, at Foster Funeral Home in St. Ignatius.

Darlene Jensen

POLSON — In 1945 Bill and Grace Green gave birth to a baby girl. They loved her so much they named her Darlene, because she was their little darling. In 1955 Darlene dedicated her life to God and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Sharing her faith, and the hope from the scriptures, was ...

Phyllis Piedalue

RONAN — Phyllis Jean Piedalue, age 89, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at The Pines in St. Ignatius of natural causes. Phyllis was born April 6, 1929, in Buckeye, Arizona, to Art and Mary Schorer. She was the oldest of three children. On Nov. 17, 1947, Phyllis married Albert “Bud” Pie...

Louis McLeod

POLSON — Louis Eugene Mc- Leod, 80, passed away in Polson, on Nov. 11. His Rosary was held at the Longhouse in St. Ignatius, on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. followed by a closing ceremony on Friday at 2 p.m. A mass was held at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Friday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m. after the closin...

Ansel Rost Ansel Rost

PABLO — Ansel Allen Rost, best known as “Bud,” passed away Oct. 21, 2018, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Bud was born on March 23, 1942, in Minnesota. Bud served in the National Guard, and was also a long time rancher, mechanic, and worked at Westland Seed. In 1996, Bud and his wi...

Alda Allen

ST. IGNATIUS — Alda Doris Shear Johns Liebelt Allen was born to Charles Ernest Shear and Dortha Alda Hutchinson Shear on the family farm in Baker, Montana, on Nov. 28, 1916. Alda was the third child of seven. At the age of three, Alda and her family moved to Denver, Colorado, where she attended grad...


Lo 31°

Sponsored by: